I think that there should basically be three tiers of getting on the bus, for metro areas that use a debit card system for mass transit: First: those who know where they’re going and are paying with SmarTrip cards (as we call them here in DC). Second: those who know where they’re going and paying with cash. Last: those who want to interrogate the bus driver about where the bus route goes.
If you’re in the third category, and I have to wait behind you when it’s THIS cold outside…you’re a shitty person and I want you to be punished. Do not stand between me and a warm space, you sorry jackwagon.